May 31, 2005

An American Hero

I always believed that the infamous Watergate source known as "Deep Throat" was actually a composite of many of Woodward and Bernstein's other informants. I thought they invented the garage-meeting, cigarette-smoking man in order to simplify the drama of "All the President's Men."

But the Washington Post has announced that there was a real guy.

AP via

The Washington Post said Tuesday that a former FBI official, W. Mark Felt, was the confidential source known as "Deep Throat" who provided the newspaper information that led to President Nixon's impeachment investigation and eventual resignation.

The paper made its announcement on its Web site after Felt, 91 and living in California, talked to a lawyer who wrote a magazine article for Vanity Fair.

Posted by jackhodgson at May 31, 2005 06:29 PM